It is remarkable that some in the party are drawing comfort from a rise of just 0.8 per cent in their vote.
Comparing Clacton with Crosby.
Douglas Carswell is Ukip’s first elected MP. What does this mean for politics and his party?
Miliband is still keen to promise a reduction from £9,000 to £6,000 despite shadow cabinet concerns over cost.
Even in these fragile political times, May 2015 may not be as unattractive an election to win as it first appears.
When the UK sells weapons it not only facilitates the attacks they are used in, it also signals an approval for the governments that are carrying them out.
The government's ambitious project of putting coding on the national curriculum is exactly what UK tech needs. But in the short term, immigration policy is holding us back.
This conference season, all parties have announced new plans to save the NHS; but how do those members of the public trying to protect their health service feel?
Backroom deals will make life difficult for Lord Hill as EU Commissioner.
Why Lib Dem councillors go Green.
The unmistakable impression left by the Lib Dem leader's speech was that he is preparing to depart the stage.
Praise for Danny Alexander, but small digs at Tim Farron and Vince Cable.
After years of campaigning for mental health concerns, the Lib Dem leader will announce some bold new reforms that will particularly benefit young people.
The party should accept that its social wing beats the neo-liberals, and woo Labour politicians accordingly.
Outgoing college members face a decision with far-reaching consequences on the Hinkley C power plant.
The Liberal Democrats are giving hope to their grassroots activists, and that's what matters come the election.
The Lib Dem president calls for "active, ambitious, liberal government".
Controversy crash-lands at the Lib Dem party conference, as airport expansion becomes this season’s broken pledge for the leadership.
Where are the Lib Dems on green issues and how they are looking to differentiate themselves from the Conservatives and Labour on these?
Rumours of who could be the next Liberal Democrat leader are rife.
Will the Lib Dems eschew a Lib-Lab pact and allow Labour to struggle on as a minority? And why?
Walking away from Strasbourg and abolishing the Human Rights Act would merely serve as a convenient smokescreen for an out-of-touch government playing dog-whistle politics.
They forgot about the importance of competence and trust, and took their existing vote for granted.
Having previously praised the Labour leader, the Lib Dem president says he has failed to change his party.
Tories are "ideologically obsessed" by cuts.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Orange Book, and those originally galvanised by this liberal bible are distressed by the Lib Dems’ lack of direction.
Labour could finish first on seats but second on votes, and the Lib Dems could finish third on seats but fourth on votes.
The Liberal Democrats' slogan at their party conference is "Stronger Economy, Fairer Society", but where's the detail on achieving the former?
Nick Clegg rows back on his party’s opposition to an EU referendum.